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Ministry Releases Japanese Waste Statistics for FY2003

March 15, 2006

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Ministry Releases Japanese Waste Statistics for FY2003

Japan's non-industrial waste (garbage and human waste) volume in fiscal 2003 tot...
 
Railways Group Creates Total Recycling System of Food Wastes

March 15, 2006

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Railways Group Creates Total Recycling System of Food Wastes

In October, 2005, Keio Corporation, an urban railway group operating in Tokyo, s...
 
Paper Mill Raises Earthworms

March 11, 2006

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Paper Mill Raises Earthworms

Nippon Paper Industries Co. of Japan has been culturing earthworms using residue...
 
Report Discusses Future of Japan's Eco Town Program

March 11, 2006

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Report Discusses Future of Japan's Eco Town Program

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released a report re...
 
Sorted Collection of Waste Containers and Packaging Up 1.2% in FY 2004

March 8, 2006

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Sorted Collection of Waste Containers and Packaging Up 1.2% in FY 2004

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment revealed on September 15, 2005 that mor...
 
Trade Ministry Tests

March 4, 2006

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Trade Ministry Tests "Bring Your Own" Cup Vending Machine

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has installed a vending mac...
 
Easy-to-Recycle Cardboard Box Appears in Vegetable Markets

March 1, 2006

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Easy-to-Recycle Cardboard Box Appears in Vegetable Markets

Japan's Toppan Printing Co. and its subsidiary, Toppan Containers Co., announced...
 
Kyoto City Starts Project to Create Hydrogen from Food Waste and Used Cooking Oil

February 20, 2006

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Kyoto City Starts Project to Create Hydrogen from Food Waste and Used Cooking Oil

Kyoto City has launched a research project to produce hydrogen for fuel cells fr...
 
Tokyo Launches IC-Tagged Medical Waste Tracking System

February 15, 2006

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Tokyo Launches IC-Tagged Medical Waste Tracking System

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on October 11, 2005, that it has dev...
 
Collection of Returnable Packaging for Massage Chairs Starts

February 8, 2006

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Collection of Returnable Packaging for Massage Chairs Starts

Matsushita Electric Works Ltd., a major Japanese consumer electronics manufactur...
 
Tree-Planting Added to Campaign to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

February 8, 2006

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Tree-Planting Added to Campaign to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

The Ogaki Citizens' Conference for the Environment, a cooperative organization i...
 
Environment Ministry Sponsors Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign

February 2, 2006

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Environment Ministry Sponsors Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment sponsored an "Eco-Friendly Shopping Cam...
 
Coal Ash Pavement Technology to Mitigate Heat Island Effect

February 2, 2006

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Coal Ash Pavement Technology to Mitigate Heat Island Effect

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced on October 4, 2005, that it has devel...
 
Convenience Stores Sell Food Grown from Own Food Waste Compost

January 30, 2006

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Convenience Stores Sell Food Grown from Own Food Waste Compost

Circle K Sunkus Co., a Japanese convenience store chain, has been conducting a s...
 
Takamatsu City Shops Encourage Customers to Carry Chopsticks, Protect Forests

January 30, 2006

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Takamatsu City Shops Encourage Customers to Carry Chopsticks, Protect Forests

Since October 2005 some restaurants in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, in wes...
 
900 Vessels Adopt Improved Screw Propeller Developed by Mitsui O.S.K.

January 27, 2006

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900 Vessels Adopt Improved Screw Propeller Developed by Mitsui O.S.K.

The high energy efficiency of Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF), a screw propeller ...
 
Sekisui House Achieves Zero Waste at New Construction Sites

January 21, 2006

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Sekisui House Achieves Zero Waste at New Construction Sites

Sekisui House, Ltd., a leading Japanese home builder, achieved zero waste at its...
 
Seven-Eleven Japan Promoting Paperless Accounting in Stores

January 18, 2006

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Seven-Eleven Japan Promoting Paperless Accounting in Stores

Seven-Eleven Japan Co., a major convenience store chain in Japan, has moved tow...
 
Organic Rice Grown in Biomass Project

January 13, 2006

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Organic Rice Grown in Biomass Project

Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture, has been promoting a project to grow food us...
 
Recycling System for FRP Vessels Underway

January 12, 2006

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Recycling System for FRP Vessels Underway

The Japan Boating Industry Association, a group of manufacturers of fiber reinfo...
 
Waste-to-Cement Material Recycling Project Awarded

January 12, 2006

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Waste-to-Cement Material Recycling Project Awarded

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the winners of th...
 
Almost All Municipalities to Start Sorted Collection of Packaging Waste

January 2, 2006

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Almost All Municipalities to Start Sorted Collection of Packaging Waste

Almost all Japanese municipalities have formulated their five-year plans for sor...
 
Toyota Tsusho Establishes Joint-Venture Recycling Company in China

December 15, 2005

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Toyota Tsusho Establishes Joint-Venture Recycling Company in China

On August 8, 2005, Toyota Tsusho announced the establishment of the recycling co...
 
Patagonia, Teijin Launch Complete Recycling of Polyester Garments

December 15, 2005

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Patagonia, Teijin Launch Complete Recycling of Polyester Garments

On September 1, 2005 Patagonia, Inc. (an American outdoor gear and apparel compa...
 
Burger Shops Near Expo Sites Join Forces for Food Waste Recycling

December 8, 2005

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Burger Shops Near Expo Sites Join Forces for Food Waste Recycling

Mos Food Services, Inc., a Japanese hamburger chain, carried out experimental fo...
 
Tokyo Electric Power Starts Recycling Fiber Optic Cables

November 25, 2005

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Tokyo Electric Power Starts Recycling Fiber Optic Cables

Tokyo Electric Power Co., has started collecting used fiber optic cables and rec...
 
Oita Conducts Citywide Cleanup for New Guinness Record

November 23, 2005

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Oita Conducts Citywide Cleanup for New Guinness Record

Aiming to make their city the cleanest one in Japan, 147,410 citizens joined a c...
 
Waste-to-Food Composting Program Adopted for School Lunch

November 23, 2005

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Waste-to-Food Composting Program Adopted for School Lunch

A Waste-to-Food composting program has been underway in Toyonaka City, Osaka Pre...
 
Food Waste Recycling Using 'Eco-Money' Starts in Kanagawa Shopping Arcade

November 18, 2005

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Food Waste Recycling Using 'Eco-Money' Starts in Kanagawa Shopping Arcade

A new recycling project for food waste using "eco-money," a community currency, ...
 
2 Metal Manufacturers Launch Fly Ash Recycling Business

November 13, 2005

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2 Metal Manufacturers Launch Fly Ash Recycling Business

Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. (Mitsui Kinzoku) and Pacific Metals Co. will launch...
 
Power Generated from New Heat-Resistant Ceramic Material

November 7, 2005

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Power Generated from New Heat-Resistant Ceramic Material

The Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices (RIUED) (Ikeda City, Osaka)...
 
Local Town Launches NPO for

October 31, 2005

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Local Town Launches NPO for "Zero Waste" Efforts

Aiming for zero waste, Kamikatsu Town, Tokushima Prefecture, has been active in ...
 
Sharp Succeeds in Recycling Indium from LCD Panels

October 28, 2005

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Sharp Succeeds in Recycling Indium from LCD Panels

Sharp Corp., a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, has succeeded in recycli...
 
Networking of Recycling Zones in Asia Proposed

October 26, 2005

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Networking of Recycling Zones in Asia Proposed

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan launched a pub...
 
Cell Phone Collection Sags: 2005 Rate Drops by 27%

October 20, 2005

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Cell Phone Collection Sags: 2005 Rate Drops by 27%

Japan's Telecommunications Carriers Association (TCA) and the Communications and...
 
Fee-Based Collection Cuts Combustible Waste by 5,760 Tons

October 20, 2005

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Fee-Based Collection Cuts Combustible Waste by 5,760 Tons

Chofu City, a part of the Tokyo metropolis, has been charging citizens for waste...
 
Used Generator Brushes Recycled into Mechanical Pencil Leads

October 12, 2005

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Used Generator Brushes Recycled into Mechanical Pencil Leads

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and Tombow Pencil Co. announced on May 20, 2005...
 
Revision of Japan's Package Recycling System Being Considered

October 8, 2005

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Revision of Japan's Package Recycling System Being Considered

The Ministry of the Environment released an interim report on how to revise the ...
 
Japanese Consortium Recycles Paper Sludge into Zeolites

October 5, 2005

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Japanese Consortium Recycles Paper Sludge into Zeolites

A research consortium has developed a technology to produce low-cost, high-quali...
 
Aichi Prefecture to Introduce a Tax on Industrial Waste in 2006

October 2, 2005

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Aichi Prefecture to Introduce a Tax on Industrial Waste in 2006

The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) approved on J...
 
Food Waste Recycled for Sunflower Oil Production

October 1, 2005

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Food Waste Recycled for Sunflower Oil Production

Ariake Town in Kagoshima Prefecture has launched the "Sun Sun Sunflower Plan,...
 
Mandatory Car Battery Collection, Recycling Being Considered in Japan

September 18, 2005

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Mandatory Car Battery Collection, Recycling Being Considered in Japan

A governmental committee has been established to discuss a mandatory system for ...
 
NEC Opens Eco-Friendly Building Complex in Kawasaki

September 15, 2005

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NEC Opens Eco-Friendly Building Complex in Kawasaki

NEC Corp. has announced that on May 11, 2005, it opened environmentally-friendly...
 
New Technology Produces Methane, Isobutane Fuels from Waste Plastic

September 10, 2005

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New Technology Produces Methane, Isobutane Fuels from Waste Plastic

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of J...
 
Town's Unique System Recycles Organic Waste, Issues Local Currency

August 30, 2005

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Town's Unique System Recycles Organic Waste, Issues Local Currency

A nonprofit organization known as the Ogawa-town Foodo Application Center ("Food...
 
Oyster Shells Increase Nameko Mushroom Yield by 10 %

August 22, 2005

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Oyster Shells Increase Nameko Mushroom Yield by 10 %

As of March, 2005, the Ishikawa Forest Experiment Station in Ishikawa Prefecture...
 
Sendai City Promotes Organic-Waste-for-Fresh-Vegetables Exchange

August 18, 2005

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Sendai City Promotes Organic-Waste-for-Fresh-Vegetables Exchange

The exchange of organic waste for fresh vegetables has started on a trial basis ...
 
Volumes of Waste in Japan Decreased Slightly in FY 2002

August 16, 2005

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Volumes of Waste in Japan Decreased Slightly in FY 2002

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan announced on January 21, 2005 that the ...
 
Patent Granted for 'Defibrated' Material and Wood Waste Recycling

August 10, 2005

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Patent Granted for 'Defibrated' Material and Wood Waste Recycling

The Agricultural Research Division of the Mie Prefectural Science and Technology...
 
Consortium Develops Integrated Circuit Tag Waste Tracking System

July 30, 2005

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Consortium Develops Integrated Circuit Tag Waste Tracking System

The Japan Research Institute, Ltd. (JRI), a consulting and systems integration c...
 
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